Prescription Drug Company Omnicare Settles Whistleblower Complaint for $8 Million

Our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys reported that one of the largest prescription drug companies swiftly agreed to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower claim for false billing of Medicare and Medicaid.  The crux of the complaint was that in 28 states, including California, Omnicare billed the government f...

City Attorney False Claims Act Case Results in $2 million Verdict For San Francisco City Attorney

Our San Francisco and Sacramento employment attorneys report another multi-million dollar whistleblower verdict. This time the jury sided with a former San Francisco city attorney who was the whistleblower and received $2 million dollars for damages which included emotional damages and lost earnings. The Whistleblower,...

$300,000 Whistleblower Settlement Added to U.S. Department of Justice’s $2.9 Billion in 2016

Another week brings with it a number of newly revealed Whistleblower Qui Tam lawsuit settlements.  This time, it is a dental company settling with the government for more than $300,000 over false Medicaid billing.   As the corporate practice of dentistry expands across California and the rest of the nation so too ar...

Another Multi-Million Dollar ($20 Million) Whistleblower Recovery Against Giant Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

We are proud to inform our readers that another whistleblower has succeeded in exposing violations at a large corporation.  This time it was a single mother taking on one of the largest time-share operators in the world.  After a four year fight that included repeated settlement negotiations and a jury trial, justice...

Weekly Recap: Religious Discrimination Uptick Exemplified by $260,000 Settlement by Shipping and Trucking Company to Sikh Workers and $175,000 Settlement for Racial Discrimination of San Diego Cop

We report an uptick in the number of religious discrimination cases in California. An interesting settlement this past week personifies the type of narrow minded and outdated policies that some California companies persist in enforcing. The case involves several truck drivers working for a large shipping and trucking c...

Northern California Race Discrimination Update: Fresno’s Farmers Insurance Settles for $225K and Napa Valley’s Sutter Home Winery Faces Discrimination and Retaliation Allegations

The first case reported is instrumental for our Fresno based clients.  Here, Farmers Insurance Exchange agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.  The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and alleged that Farmers Insurance discriminated ag...

Age Discrimination and Retaliation Verdict of $4.25M against Abbott Labs

Our attorneys report that last week a federal jury found that Abbott Labs, one of the largest health care companies in the world, violated its employee’s rights based on age discrimination and retaliation.  In turn, the jury awarded the victim $4.25 million after age discrimination was proven by a preponderance of t...

New Laws Empower Employees with Equal Wages, Fair Contracts, and Lawful Hiring

Employees in California should have reasons to rejoice.  Our elected officials have enacted and our governor signed new bills last week on the last day of the legislative session.  One of these laws will extend the protections of the Fair Pay Act (California’s version of the federal government’s Equal Pay Act) to...

California Law Protects Employees Against Unlawful Retaliation

Say you complain to your supervisor that another co-worker is harassing you or that you are not getting adequate accommodations. The next day or next week your supervisor writes you up for being "unable to get along" in the workplace or reduces your hours if you are an hourly employee. You suspect that the write up or ...

Election Season Brings Employment Discrimination to the Forefront and News Headlines

With the election season in full swing, one common topic that keeps making national headlines is Donald Trump’s alleged employment discrimination against women. For instance, there have been allegations that Trump only wanted the pretty young women for certain positions in his company. That is both sex discrimination...